Awale Jant Band (live) Band on stage around 830pm, DJ Paul Brett
AWALE – YEWOULEN ALBUM LAUNCH!!! Fri Apr 24 – AWALE JANT BAND proudly present a LIve performance of their stunning new album YEWOULEN. Featuring a host of horns, trumpets, sax, electric guitar and traditional Senegalese drums. The uplifting sounds of Senegalese soul recorded and mixed in the heart of south London’s Peckham Road Studios, SE25 and launched Live at The CLF Art Cafe.
With Special DJ Set from Paul Brett (Yaaba Funk) dropping the finest in West African funky gems, Senegalese floor fillers, AfroBoogie + surprises, this is one show you definitely don’t want to miss!
AWALE JANT BAND (LIVE) band on stage at 830pm
‘A truly magical and uplifting cross-cultural collaboration, bringing together Afro-Latin, Funk and Soul elements with a Senegalese twist. The wonderful voice of Biram Seck and Thibaut Remy’s compositions make for an unmissable combo. Must See!’ Tim Garcia (Jazz FM/Musica Macondo)
“Bringing a distinctive eastern take on Afrobeat” Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
“Awalé are doing something different with Afrobeat and I do like it.” The late Charlie Gillett, BBC Radio
AWALE JANT BAND have good reason to celebrate! The band’s last 2019 concert was an all-African celebration headed by “perhaps the greatest drummer ever” (Brian Eno), Nigerian percussion master Tony Allen and then straight into 2020, with YEWOULEN – their first signed album for international release on the ARC Music label.
YEWOULEN means ‘Wake up’ in Wolof with songs written by Senegalese singer Biram Seck and engineered and mixed by band leader, French guitarist Thibaut Remy. Thibaut’s album engineering credits include assistant engineer on The Turbans last self-titled album where he worked alongside Jerry Boys from the world famous Buena Vista series and production wizard of all things pan-African, Tom Excell.
YEWOULEN is a call for people to and wake up from their usual ways, to wake up to what unites them, to look at how they can work together as opposed to their differences. This is reflected in in the title track ‘Yewoulen’ with its mixed elements of jazz improvisation with sabar drummings (Senegalese drum).
Singer Biram Seck is from Dakar, the son of a gawlo (story-teller). Biram’s father was a master of the traditional West African guitar/banjo, the xalam, and Biram inherited his ability to tell stories from an early age. As Biram says of the power of storytelling and music,
“I love music because it is a means of communicating ideas to broaden minds and build an integrated world… a world of peace!”
Songs of peace and unity feature on YEWOULEN sung in Wolof by Biram Seck. Electrifying rhythmic explorations between drums and Senegalese sabar drums while the horn section travels from Ethiojazz to Fania All Stars seamlessly.
The name Awale Jant Band is a combination of Biram Seck’s Jant Band and Thibaut Remy’s London group Awale – a collective of African, French, British and Senegalese musicians performing for the last 10 years in London. Awale Jant Band’s name means to ‘let the sun pass through’. YEWOULEN follows on from Awale’s debut album JUST HAVE TO GROW, co-produced by Nick Page whose credits include Jah Wobble and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. YEWOULEN is released internationally through ARC Music on Friday, March 27th, 2020. (With Intimate live shows on Fri Mar 27 + Sat Mar 28 at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Gardens). The albums official launch held at The CLF Art Café, London, Fri Apr 24.
AWALE JANT BAND (LIVE) Album Launch runs 7pm – 10pm at The CLF Art Cafe / Entry £5/7/10 Adv or £10 OTD
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